State News

US House moves to extend unemployment benefits

Although the economy is showing signs of recovery, the staggering number of unemployed Americans has prompted a Washington representative to draft a bill extending unemployment benefits in certain states.

Under the radar, Michael Jackson's Ferris wheel rolls across Midwest

A St. Louis-area company's Ferris wheel is drawing extra attention, but it's not because it's a particularly wild and crazy ride, or even that it's secondhand. It's because, in this case, the first owner's hand was clad in a sequined white glove.

Republicans question no-bid contract from Nixon

Gov. Jay Nixon gave a Washington-based law firm a contract that was not competitively bid to help Missouri with an application to receive stimulus funds for rural Internet access. Initially  worth $50,000, the contract was later expanded to $100,000.

Soybean rust found in three southeast Missouri counties

The rust was discovered on fields in New Madrid, Pemiscot and Dunklin counties. Producers may not be affected since the rust happened late in the growing season.

Coffee maker accident could cost St. Louis college nearly $200,000

The July accident led to 10,000 gallons of water spilling down four floors. It damaged ceiling, walls, computer and files.

Missouri S&T receives $3 million alumni gift

The alumni gift from retired Texas energy company executive Wayne Laufer is being used to establish an endowed chair in energy research.

State to hold Falls Prevention Awareness Day for elderly

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is on Tuesday. The death rate for people 65 and older from slip and fall injuries is nearly a third higher in Missouri than the national average.

Classic full-throttle love

In nearly 30 years of restoring cars, Brett Schreiber has never let others discourage his passion for automobiles. Now he hopes to turn his hobby into a full-time business.

St. Louis-area schools plant gardens

Schools across the St. Louis area are planting gardens to encourage healthful habits at an early an age and provide an educational  experience as well.

Courthouse raises its Route 66 profile with drive-in display

The display at the Jasper County Courthouse in Carthage resembles the town's historic Boots Drive-In. Local leaders hope it make the courthouse an even bigger stop for tourists driving the old Mother Road.

Columbia council's budget amendments focus on social services

Columbia City Council members are pushing for a smaller reduction in social services spending for fiscal 2010 after agency representatives argued the recession is the wrong time to cut financial support.

St. Louis-area woman works 60 years in Missouri public schools

A woman who has worked in the Affton school district since she was in high school says she has no plans to retire.

Missouri governor creates partnership for disaster help

The partnership would include 16 state agencies, two federal agencies and 16 private, religious and charitable organizations  that would work together if Missouri is hit with a natural disaster or terrorist attack.

Parents of crash victim file wrongful death suit

The parents of a 17-year-old boy who died in a June 2008 accident are suing the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. The petition states that Route M and the bridge over Flat Creek lacked safegaurds to prevent vehicles from hitting the bridge.

MU student hit by bus improves

Condition of student hit by bus upgraded to good condition. A bus struck an MU student in Rocheport early Friday morning after he attempted to stop the bus.

Group seeks reforms for autism insurance coverage

About 2,000 people gathered Sunday afternoon outside of St. Louis to support a bill that would require insurance companies to cover more costs for autism care.

MSSU president directed to make up with faculty

Missouri Southern State University completed a new contract with its embattled president despite faculty concerns.

Missouri and Moberly CC sign admissions pact

"The Mizzou Connection Program" will make transfering from Moberly Community College to the University of Missouri an easier experience.

Sedalia couple not likely to forget Iowa town

A Sedalia couple received a free tour after being pulled over in Kalona, Iowa. Kalona's Chamber of Commerce and Washington County sheriff pulled over people with out-of-state license plates as an attempt to boost tourism.

Crucifix causes concern at St. Louis grocery store

A cross hung by a manager in a downtown Schnucks creates uneasiness among Jewish customers.